Wed, Sep 30 2009
About 400 students, faculty and staff are expected to participate in the annual Longview Blitz community service day Saturday, Oct. 3. Volunteers will leave from LeTourneau University at 8:30 a.m. and should be at their work stations by 9 a.m. and will work to clean up the city until noon.
The annual “Longview Blitz” is Saturday, when students, faculty and staff will volunteer for clean-up projects like raking leaves and clearing land, painting buildings and equipment, landscaping and some light construction work, while they develop relationships with people in their city. This campus-wide effort coincides this year with the Citywide Cleanup sponsored by the City of Longview.
“Part of being a Christian is serving others,” said LeTourneau University Chaplain Harold Carl, who will volunteer to repaint the home of Danny Kinnamon in Hallsville. “When we serve others, we put our faith into action. Our great hope is that this service day will whet people’s appetites enough that they will begin a lifetime habit of service.” Kinnamon is a 26-year-old man who fell from a ladder earlier this year and is now paralyzed. Volunteer activities are in coordination with several organizations around Longview, including Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Highland Pine Nursing Home and the City of Longview. The volunteers have more than two dozen volunteer sites across East Texas where they will serve.